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Ireland Maritime Jurisdiction (Straight Baselines) Order 2016

Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers

 
 

Ireland Maritime Jurisdiction (Straight Baselines) Order 2016

 

 

(This Notice does not purport to be a legal interpretation of any legislation.)

Notice is hereby given that the Government have made an Order under Section 85(2) of the Sea and Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 (No.8 of 2006) prescribing straight baselines from Malin Head to Carnsore Point.

The new Order has been made following the resurvey of the 50 basepoints used in the 1959 system of straight baselines, employing modern geodetic surveying techniques.  The position of each basepoint is now recorded in coordinates of latitude and longitude accurate to 5 decimal places on the World Geodetic System 84 (WGS 84) datum.

The new Order (the Maritime Jurisdiction (Straight Baselines) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 22 of 2016)) replaces the Maritime Jurisdiction (Straight Baselines) Order 1959 (S.I. No. 173 of 1959) and comes into operation on 1 February 2016.  There is no change to the straight baselines system itself.

The coordinates of each basepoint are set out below, together with an illustrative map:

Reference No.

Latitude

Longitude

Description

Part A

1

55° 22' 32.87293" N

7° 24' 09.48168" W

Scart Rocks, Malin Head

2

55° 15' 26.04254" N

7° 47' 14.42085" W

Melmore Head

3

55° 13' 40.78997" N

7° 59' 01.05940" W

Horn Head

4

55° 12' 24.12915" N

8° 09' 37.21957" W

Inishbeg

5

55° 09' 35.96316" N

8° 17' 01.89121" W

Bloody Foreland

6

55° 04' 32.10846" N

8° 28' 52.19132" W

Stag Rocks

7

55° 00' 54.63951" N

8° 33' 42.21630" W

Rinrawros Point, Aran Island

8

54° 41' 57.38032" N

8° 48' 25.53870" W

Malinmore Head

Part B

  9

54° 39' 35.12589" N

8° 47' 19.10427" W

Malinbeg Bay, West Entrance

10

54° 17' 41.73725" N

9° 03' 29.60920" W

Lenadoon Point

11

54° 19' 39.88447" N

9° 20' 44.99838" W

Downpatrick Head

Part C

12

54° 19' 49.50515" N

9° 51' 55.26154" W

Kid Island, Broadhaven

13

54° 18' 39.55771" N

9° 59' 55.29010" W

Erris Head

14

54° 17' 04.53378" N

10° 05' 30.12885" W

Eagle Island

15

54° 03' 38.17630" N

10° 21' 00.96420" W

Blacksod Bay (rock SW of Black Rock)

16

53° 58' 19.82759" N

10° 16' 25.13030" W

Carrickakin, Achill Island

17

53° 36' 11.87952" N

10° 18' 52.11944" W

Kimmeen Rocks, Inishark

18

53° 24' 01.03246" N

10° 14' 25.06583" W

Slyne Head

19

53° 08' 45.34880" N

9° 51' 31.37033" W

Eeragh Island, Aran Islands

20

53° 08' 26.54765" N

9° 50' 59.44841" W

South Island, Aran Islands

Part D

21

53° 05' 18.44451" N

9° 38' 25.42724" W

S.E. corner Inishmore, Aran Islands

22

53° 03' 56.50713" N

9° 37' 01.66646" W

Inishmaan, Aran Islands

23

53° 02' 51.97453" N

9° 33' 16.66174" W

Inisheer, Aran Islands

24

52° 56' 20.82657" N

9° 28' 34.97449" W

Cregga More

25

52° 43' 43.82360" N

9° 38' 03.41970" W

Donegal Point

Part E

26

52° 33' 32.72760" N

9° 56' 18.05722" W

Loop Head

27

52° 25' 12.69702" N

9° 56' 42.01840" W

Kerry Head

28

52° 17' 29.37530" N

10° 10' 34.66357" W

Deelick Point

 

Part F

29

52° 10' 55.20606" N

10° 28' 17.22205" W

Sybil Point

30

52° 08' 15.36584" N

10° 34' 25.66524" W

Inishtooskert, Blasket Islands

31

52° 07' 30.35819" N

10° 35' 45.37947" W

Carrigduff, Blasket Islands

32

52° 04' 29.84284" N

10° 40' 45.80315" W

Tearaght Rocks West, Inistearaght

33

52° 01' 26.84347" N

10° 41' 26.28472" W

Great Foze Rocks

34

51° 45' 53.26444" N

10° 32' 49.16890" W

Washerwoman Rock, Great Skellig

35

51° 35' 31.66824" N

10° 18' 28.34177" W

Gull Rock, Dursey Island

36

51° 34' 12.52557" N

10° 14' 53.40665" W

The Calf, Dursey Island

37

51° 26' 56.91703" N

9° 49' 16.50803" W

Mizen Head

38

51° 25' 12.45597" N

9° 30' 50.31146" W

Bream Point, Cape Clear

39

51° 27' 59.40209" N

9° 13' 27.99594" W

Strologue, Toe Head – Stags

40

51° 31' 46.05211" N

8° 57' 08.79434" W

Dhulic, Galley Head

41

51° 34' 09.50390" N

8° 42' 49.00104" W

Seven Heads

42

51° 36' 14.30752" N

8° 32' 04.12550" W

Old Head of Kinsale

43

51° 49' 28.32329" N

7° 59' 01.82870" W

Ballycotton Island

44

51° 52' 51.33027" N

7° 51' 15.64324" W

Knockadoon Head, Capel Island

45

51° 56' 30.43116" N

7° 42' 29.04668" W

Islet SE of Ram Head

46

51° 59' 41.77191" N

7° 34' 38.73414" W

The Rogue, Mine Head

47

52° 07' 21.90213" N

6° 55' 48.89945" W

Hook Head

48

52° 06' 31.42349" N

6° 37' 23.30526" W

South end of Great Saltee Island

49

52° 09' 17.21990" N

6° 24' 48.79233" W

Black Rock, Carnsore

50

52° 10' 20.74906" N

6° 21' 51.75365" W

Carnsore Point

Source: www.dttas.ie